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Look out for the Posada!

Characters from the Tideswell Posada will be visiting homes and other places over the month of December as they make their way round our parish on the journey to Bethlehem. Look out for them at venues on the attached list and see them gathered back together at the village Christmas Day service in Fountain Square Church, starting at 10.30am.

Tideswell Parish Posada

Tideswell Parish Posada

2019 Posada – Venues

Christingle Service followed by Breakfast with Santa!

Sunday 8th December, 9.30am, Annual Christingle Service in Tideswell Parish Church, raising money for the Children’s Society and their work with children in need. It all begins with an orange…..OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

On the same morning, Friend’s of Bishop Pursglove School are organising Breakfast with Santa, from 10.30am in the Institute (behind the Church) to raise funds for School. Call in for coffee or a bacon sandwich…..



Children’s Christmas Activity Morning

Churches Together organise Christmas crafts and games, ending with lunch, on the final Saturday before Christmas. Saturday 21st December, 9.30-12.30, in Fountain Square Church. Booking essential, through Tideswell or Litton School. 


Christmas Crafts

Christmas Crafts

Services for Christmas 2019

Christmas Eve, 4pm, Family Nativity Service in Tideswell Parish Church with Tideswell Band. Come and get in the Christmas spirit as we sing carols and tell the familiar story at the heart of our Christmas celebrations. The service will finish in time to join the procession to Santa’s Grotto, held at Fountain Square this year.

Christmas Eve, 11.30pm, Midnight Communion in Tideswell Parish Church. A candle lit service celebrating the birth of the Christ Child. Memorial candles will be lit at this service.

Christmas Day, 10am, United Village Celebration of Christmas at Fountain Square Church. The village posada figures will return to join our celebrations.

Sunday 29th December, 10.30am, United Service at Tideswell Parish Church.

Tideswell Parish Posada

Tideswell Parish Posada

Christmas Carol Services across Tideswell Parish

Sunday 8th December, 3pm, Cressbrook Church, Carol Service with Cressbrook Band

Friday 13th December, 6pm, Litton Church, with Litton School, Litton Band and Tideswell Singers.

Sunday 15th December, 3pm, Miller’s Dale Church, Community Carol Service with Crib Service.

Sunday 15th December, 6pm, Tideswell Parish Church, Carol Service with words and music.

Sunday 22nd December, 6.30pm, Wormhill Church, Carol Service with Children’s Nativity image006

St Anne’s Church, Miller’s Dale.

Miller’s Dale Church will be open for a harvest Celebration at 11am on Sunday 13th October. All welcome. IMG_2194Gifts of non perishable food will be passed onto the local Food Bank.

St Anne’s Church is now a Festival Church, with services taking place at Harvest, Christmas, Easter and Summer Well Decorating. Please contact the Vicarage in Tideswell (01298 871317) if you want to arrange to visit this beautiful Church at other times. 




‘Taste and See’ Cafe Church returns on 5th January!

Cafe Church meets in the Church Institute, behind Tideswell Church, with a slow start around 9.30am leading up to a short presentation around 9.50am. There are activities for all ages with excellent coffee, great baking and good company.